Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce – Easy Kidney Recipe

Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce

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Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce - Easy Kidney Recipe
This easy kidney recipe with calf's kidney makes a delicious and nutrient dense meal. It is very satiating and perfectly suited for low carb diets. In addition, kidneys have a great offering of folate, iron, zinc, copper & selenium and are also a great source of protein for a post-workout meal.
Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
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Kidneys
Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
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Ingredients
Kidneys
Sauce
Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce
Instructions
Kidneys
  1. First, cut the kidneys in half and remove the gristly white centers (the fat) carefully
    Half Cut Calf Kidney
  2. It is best to use a paring knife for this. Remove as much of it as possible and keep it if you want to make tallow - more details in the recipe notes
    Removed White Center from Calf Kidney
  3. After that, cut the kidney meat into bite sized pieces that and put them into a strainer. When finished, thoroughly rinse them with cold water for a few minutes
  4. Now, add the salt to a big bowl, add some water and stir until the salt is dissolved. Then, add the kidney pieces and so much cold water that they are completely covered
    Soaking Calf Kidney in Water
  5. Cover the bowl with cling film / plastic wrap, put it into the fridge and let the kidneys soak in water for at least 2 hours. After that, take the pieces out of the water, into a clean strainer and rinse them with fresh water again. Afterwards, let them drip off excess water for a minute
  6. Melt the butter in a pan on low heat, add the kidney pieces and cook them for about 7 minutes while stirring occasionally.
    Pre Cooking Calf Kidney
  7. Then, put them to the side (e.g. into a soup plate) in order to make the sauce in the pan
    Cooked Calf Kidney
Sauce - Final Steps
  1. After cooking the kidney pieces, leave any remaining liquid in the pan and add the extra butter. Then, add the sliced onions and let them cook for about 5 minutes
    Kidney Gravy, Onions & Butter in Pan
  2. Next, add the cream & cream cheese to the pan and stir until it is dissolved. Cook for about 10 minutes on low heat, until the sauce starts to thicken. Now is the time to taste the sauce and add salt & pepper to your preferences
  3. Finally, add the kidney pieces back to the pan and let them simmer in the sauce for another 3 minutes on low heat. Don't cook too long or on higher heat as the kidney tends to become chewy then
    Putting Calf Kidney into Cream Sauce
Recipe Notes

If you want to render the kidney fat cut it into small bits or mince it in a food processor.
Then, put it into a pot or big pan on low heat and wait for all the fat to get out while stirring occasionally.

You can see that it's done when there is clear fat on the bottom with crispy bits on top.

Now, you can remove these floating bits by pouring all content through a cheesecloth or fabric into another pot.
When the fat is cooled, pour it into mason jars and keep them in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 398g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 704.44kcal
from Fat 519.84kcal 74%
from Protein 156.92kcal 22%
from net. Carb 25.28kcal 4%
from Fiber 2.4kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.76g 34%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 6.32g 25%
Fiber 1.2g 4%
Protein 39.23g 39%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

Oven Baked Pork Back – Easy Slow Cooked Pork Back

Oven Baked Pork Back

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Oven Baked Pork Back - Easy Slow Cooked Pork Back
This pork back recipe is very easy to cook with just a few minutes of preparation. You only need a piece of pork back, some butter or olive oil & seasonings. In addition, you can make a delicious sauce from the meat juice and the meat even tastes great when eaten cold after cooking.
Oven Baked Pork Back
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3-4 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 1.4 kg pork back one piece, also called pork loin
  • 30 gram butter alternitavely olive oil
Seasonings
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3-4 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 1.4 kg pork back one piece, also called pork loin
  • 30 gram butter alternitavely olive oil
Seasonings
Oven Baked Pork Back
Instructions
  1. First, preheat your oven to 120°C (248°F) and put the pork back onto a baking tray with baking paper
  2. In the meantime, put the butter into a small microwave-suited bowl and melt it in the microwave. It takes about 15-20 seconds at 900W and the butter should not be too hot to touch it. Skip this step if you use olive oil
  3. Then, add all seasonings to the butter and mix them in with a spoon
  4. Now, pour the butter/seasoning mixture onto the pork back and use your hands to spread it. Make sure that the complete surface of your pork back is covered. Do it fast if you took the meat right out of the fridge, because then the butter will solidify again on its cold surface area
    Pork Back with Butter & Seasonings
  5. Finally, put the baking tray into the oven and cook the pork back for about 3 hours
    Pork Back in Oven
Recipe Notes

You can check if the pork back is done to your preference by using a meat thermometer.
If the core temperature reaches 70-75°C (158-167°F) the meat is medium-well. If its core temperature reaches 80-85°C (176-185°F) it is well done, but not as tender anymore.

In addition, you may also use the juice from the baking tray to make a delicious gravy sauce or simply pour it over the vegetables you may have made as a side dish.
For a sauce, simply fry 2 onions with butter in a pan (until golden brown), then pour in the meat juice and let everything cook until it is reduced to your desired thickness.
If you don't want to use onions, replace them with 100ml (about 3oz) cream in order to get thickness to the sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 358g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 531.97kcal
from Fat 165.33kcal 31%
from Protein 366.64kcal 69%
from net. Carb 0kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.37g 11%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0g 0%
Protein 91.66g 92%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

Avocado Deviled Eggs – With Parmesan Cheese & Cayenne Pepper

Avocado Deviled Eggs

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Avocado Deviled Eggs - With Parmesan Cheese & Cayenne Pepper
These avocado deviled eggs with parmesan cheese are super easy to prepare in under 30 minutes. They are an awesome snack, side dish or appetizer and perfectly suited for keto and low carb diets. In addition, they are extremely satiating and nutrient dense with their high amount of healthy fats from the avocado and micro nutrients from the eggs.
Avocado Deviled Eggs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
eggs
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Avocado Deviled Eggs
Instructions
  1. First, boil the eggs in a pot for about 10 minutes until solid and chill them with cold water afterwards. Make sure that all eggs are completely covered with water while cooking
    Boiling Eggs in Pot
  2. Next, peel the eggs and cut them in half
    Boiled Egg Halves
  3. Take out the egg yolks, put them into the container of your food processor..
    Seperated Egg Yolks in Food Processor
  4. ..and keep the hollowed egg whites on a cutting board or big plate
    Boiled Egg White Halves
  5. Then, add the avocado, Parmesan cheese, remoulade and all seasonings to the yolks
    Avocado Deviled Eggs Stuffing before Mincing
  6. Now, mix / mince everything in the food processor for 1-2 minutes until it is a homogeneous mixture
    Avocado Deviled Eggs Stuffing
  7. Finally, use a spoon to stuff the egg whites with the mixture
    Avocado Deviled Eggs on Cutting Board
Recipe Notes

Tip: If you make sure to cool the eggs down completely it is very easy to remove the yolks. Simply turn one egg half after another with the yolk side down, squeeze gently and the yolk should pop right out.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 59 gram (1 egg)

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99.34kcal
from Fat 73.98kcal 74%
from Protein 24.32kcal 24%
from net. Carb 1.04kcal 1%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.22g 5%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0.26g 1%
Protein 6.08g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.